Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.

New American Standard Bible

No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.

King James Version

No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Holman Bible

No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us.

A Conservative Version

No man has ever seen God. If we love each other, God abides in us, and his love is in us, having been fully perfected.

American Standard Version

No man hath beheld God at any time: if we love one another, God abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us:

Amplified

No one has seen God at any time. But if we love one another [with unselfish concern], God abides in us, and His love [the love that is His essence abides in us and] is completed and perfected in us.

An Understandable Version

No person has gazed upon God [at any time]; [but] if we love one another, God [continually] lives in our hearts, and His love is made complete within us.

Anderson New Testament

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Bible in Basic English

No man has ever seen God: if we have love for one another, God is in us and his love is made complete in us:

Common New Testament

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Daniel Mace New Testament

no man hath ever seen God. if we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and our love for him is then sincere.

Darby Translation

No one has seen God at any time: if we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

No one has seen God, at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is made perfect in us.

Godbey New Testament

No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another with divine love, God abides in us, and his divine love has been made perfect in us.

Goodspeed New Testament

No one has ever seen God; yet if we love one another, God keeps in union with us and love for him attains perfection in our hearts.

John Wesley New Testament

No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Julia Smith Translation

None has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is completed in us.

King James 2000

No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Lexham Expanded Bible

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Modern King James verseion

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect in us.

Moffatt New Testament

God no one has ever seen; but if we love one another, then God remains within us, and love for him is complete in us.

Montgomery New Testament

No man has ever gazed on God; but if we love one another, God ever abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

NET Bible

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

New Heart English Bible

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.

Noyes New Testament

No one hath ever seen God. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Sawyer New Testament

No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God continues in us and his love is perfected in us.

The Emphasized Bible

Upon God, hath no one, at any time, gazed: If we love one another, God, in us, abideth, and, his love, hath been perfected within us.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Twentieth Century New Testament

No human eyes have ever seen God, yet, if we love one another, God remains in union with us, and his love attains its perfection in us.

Webster

No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Weymouth New Testament

No one has ever yet seen God. If we love one another, God continues in union with us, and His love in all its perfection is in our hearts.

Williams New Testament

No one has ever seen God; yet if we practice loving one another, God remains in union with us, and our love for Him attains perfection in our hearts,

World English Bible

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.

Worrell New Testament

No one has ever beheld God. If we love one another, God abideth in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

Worsley New Testament

No one hath ever seen God: but if we love one another, God dwelleth in us and his love is perfected in us.

Youngs Literal Translation

God no one hath ever seen; if we may love one another, God in us doth remain, and His love is having been perfected in us;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

θεάομαι 
theaomai 
Usage: 18

God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

at any time
πώποτε 
Popote 
Usage: 3

If
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

we love
G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

μένω 
meno 
Usage: 85

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

his

Usage: 0

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 4:12

References

Images 1 John 4:12

Prayers for 1 John 4:12

Questions on 1 John 4:12

Context Readings

God's Love Revealed

11 Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 This is how we know that we abide in him and he in us: he has given us his Spirit.


Cross References

John 1:18

No one has ever seen God. The unique God, who is close to the Father's side, has revealed him.

1 Timothy 6:16

He alone has endless life and lives in inaccessible light. No one has ever seen him, nor can anyone see him. Honor and eternal power belong to him! Amen.

1 John 2:5

But whoever continually keeps his commandments is the kind of person in whom God's love has truly been perfected. This is how we can be sure that we are in union with God:

1 John 4:20

Whoever says, "I love God," but hates his brother is a liar. The one who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love the God whom he has not seen.

Genesis 32:30

Jacob would later call that place Peniel, because "I saw God face to face, but my life was spared."

Exodus 33:20

But," he said, "You cannot see my face, because a man cannot see me and live."

1 Corinthians 13:13

Right now three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Numbers 12:8

I speak to him audibly and in visions, not in mysteries. If he can gaze at the image of the LORD, why aren't you afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"

1 Timothy 1:17

Now to the King Eternal the immortal, invisible, and only God be honor and glory forever and ever! Amen.

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he left Egypt, without being afraid of the king's anger, and he persevered because he saw the one who is invisible.

1 John 3:24

The person who keeps his commandments abides in God, and God abides in him. This is how we can be sure that he remains in us: he has given us his Spirit.

1 John 4:6

We belong to God. The person who knows God listens to us. Whoever does not belong to God does not listen to us. This is how we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.

1 John 4:17-18

This is how love has been perfected among us: we will have confidence on the day of judgment because, during our time in this world, we are just like him.

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